Parish pastoral councillors from Balcatta, Dianella and Nollamara parishes recently gathered together for a combined Retreat. The morning’s reflection was on Jesus the Good Shepherd, his abiding presence with us and the model of servant leadership that he calls us to embrace. It was led by Sr. Margaret Scharf OP the Archdiocesan Coordinator for Adult Faith Formation.

The thirty participants with Fr Nino Vinciguerra and Renay Grech then explored some further options of collaboration between the parishes. The discussion was lively and positive and so the creation of another Parish Hub in diocese looks very promising. There is also the possibility of a fourth parish coming to join this new initiative.

The morning ended with a shared meditation led by Bishop Sproxton.

Our thanks to Fr Stan Bendkowski SDS and the parish of Nollamara for generously hosting the Retreat.